Joyce DiDonato, a household name for opera fans, has announced that her latest album release, Joyce & Tony - Live at the Wigmore Hall, will be available for sale worldwide on August 28. Recently, the singer shared with her fans the cover art for the album.
— Joyce DiDonato (@JoyceDiDonato) June 19, 2015
The release comes on the Warner Classics/Erato label and is a 2-disc set. It features a live recording of Joyce's recital with Sir Antonio Pappano at Wigmore Hall, opening for the venue's 2014-15 season. On the album are highlights of music from a range of artists and composers, including songs from the Baroque era by Haydn and Rossini to contemporary pieces from Kern and Bolcom.
Rupert Christiansen at The Telegraph reported on the second night of the performance:
"Is there no stopping her? Fresh from her triumph at the Royal Opera House last summer as Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, the dazzling Irish American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to London to open the Wigmore Hall's 2014-15 season with two recitals accompanied by Antonio Pappano...